Latest Champions League and Europa League Odds After the Draws

UEFA Champions League Trophy and Logo

We now know the draw for the first round of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League eliminations. That means the online bookmakers have released updated odds on each team winning the respective competition. Let’s first take a look at the draws and then assess the odds for a few of the leading teams. UEFA Champions League Last 16 Draw Borussia Dortmund (GER) vs. Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) Real Madrid (ESP) vs. Manchester City (ENG) Atalanta (ITA) vs. Valencia (ESP) Atlético Madrid (ESP) vs. Liverpool (ENG) Chelsea (ENG) vs. Bayern Munich…

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Everton closing on two more deals after Pickford

Everton are desperate to be counted among the elites of Premier League and it appears that they are prepared to make a statement of intent this summer. The Toffees have already signed Jordan Pickford for £25m from Sunderland – a record fee for the British goalkeeper, and now the latest reports suggest that they are closing in on two more high-profile signings. Sky Sports claims that the Merseyside are now set to sign Ajax’s Davy Klaassen as their next summer business. A separate report from Liverpool Echo has claimed that…

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Ajax vs Man Utd – Europa League Final Preview

A place in the Champions League group stage is up for grabs as Manchester United aim to salvage a second trophy from their season when they come up against Ajax, who are after their first European triumph in 22 years. The pressure is undoubtedly on United. Along with the weight of expectation that comes with being the favourites, they have openly and unashamedly prioritised the Europa League for many weeks, effectively putting aside any attempts to finish in the top four of the Premier League in order to pursue, what…

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Barcelona honor Johan Cruyff with beautiful video

The man and the legend are no more. Dutch football star Johan Cruyff (68) died this week following a battle against lung cancer. Cruyff played for Barcelona after a very successful period at Ajax, winning nearly every trophy available. He also coached the Blaugrana, winning the 1991 Champions League, among other prices. Therefore, the Primera Division giants honored their former player and coach with a beautiful video on Facebook: Gràcies JohanThanks, JohanGràcies JohanGracias, Johan Geplaatst door FC Barcelona op donderdag 24 maart 2016

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Ajax consider sending back Arsenal striker for not being good enough

Dutch giants Ajax are said to be eyeing up a new striker in the January transfer window as Arsenal loanee Yaya Sanogo has not been good enough, according to the Metro. The Eredivisie side reportedly sized up a bid for Danish forward Pione Sisto during the summer window, but ended up making a loan move for Sanogo instead as they were priced out of snapping up their initial target. And according to Dutch publication Soccer News, the striker has struggled to cope with the demands of playing for Ajax and…

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Lazio striker Ricardo Kishna reveals why he rejected summer Arsenal move

Lazio front man Ricardo Kishna has claimed that he turned down the opportunity to join Arsenal during the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Express. The 20-year-old only joined the Serie A giants back in July from Dutch side Ajax, but the Express revels that the move to Lazio only happened once he had already held talks with the Gunners as well as Serie A rivals Roma and Juventus. “I was immediately impressed by Lazio when I met the coach and officials from the club,” he told ELF. “I…

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Frank de Boer puts pressure on Brendan Rodgers with message to Liverpool bosses

Ajax manager Frank de Boer has hinted that he wants to be the next manager of Liverpool after describing them as a “fantastic club” before admitting that he is ready to move to the Premier League for a “new adventure”, the Daily Express reports. The Dutchman did also pay tribute to Newcastle United, but it is his comments about The Reds that will resonate the most as current boss Brendan Rodgers comes under even greater pressure following a difficult start to the season. Out of work managers Carlo Ancelotti and…

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Arsenal enter £10m transfer race for prized Ajax striker

Arsenal have reportedly thrown their hat into the ring to sign highly-rated Ajax youngster Viktor Fischer, according to the Metro. The 21-year-old’s versatility is a key factor in Arsene Wenger’s interest, as he is able to play either on the left wing, right wing, as well as up front for the Dutch giants. The Danish starlet was recently hailed as the next big thing of European football, but a series of injury problems have hindered his progress. And it is that lack of progress that has highlighted him as a…

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Man United reportedly have deal in place to sign international shot stopper

Manchester United reportedly have a deal in place to bring Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to the club, according to journalist Mark Ogden (via the Metro). The Dutch international has been consistently linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer as doubts over David de Gea’s future continue to grow. And according to Ogden, a deal between the two clubs is already in place and the 26-year-old will make his way to Manchester before Tuesday’s transfer deadline. The claim was made on radio station SIRIUS XM during a part of…

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Man United gossip: £240 Neymar bid planned and United weigh in with £55m offer for Belgian assist king

Tuesday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumour gossip. Manchester United are willing to spend £240m on a deal for Barcelona’s Brazil forward Neymar, 23, according to The Sun. United have to meet Barcelona’s phenomenal £130m buyout clause. Tax add-ons would push the transfer fee up to a world-record £165m. And Neymar would earn £75m over five years at Old Trafford — taking the total cost of the deal up to an eye-watering £240m. West Brom are targeting Manchester United’s Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 27, in their sights as…

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Man United star Daley Blind reveals he rejected Arsenal offer

Last summer Manchester United paid Ajax £14m to sign versatile midfielder Daley Blind, but he has revealed that he could have been turning out for a different English team in the shape of Arsenal, the Daily Mirror reports. The 25-year-old impressed manager Louis van Gaal so much that he sought to bring his talented compatriot with him to Old Trafford following an impressive showing at the World Cup in Brazil, where the pair managed to chalk up a third place finish. But during his days at the famous Ajax youth…

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Man United target confirms he’s joined Arsenal from Ajax

Teenage Ajax star Donyell Malen has confirmed that he has joined Arsenal by posting a picture of himself signing for the club on his Instagram page, the Metro reports, Both Manchester United and Barcelona had been interested in snapping up the 16-year-old, but the Metro had initially revealed that The Gunners had signed Malen on Sunday. And he has now confirmed the move with a picture on his own personal social media account that sees him signing a contract alongside agent Mino Raiola and Arsenal transfer chief Dick Law. However,…

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Man United told they can sign World Cup star for just £17.8m

Manchester United have been given a huge boost in their hunt for a replacement to David de Gea by being told that Ajax will allow them to sign goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, according to the Metro. READ MORE: Phil Jones to sign new £80,000 per week deal Liverpool close to stealing Man United target Sergio Ramos takes English lessons ahead of possible move With Real Madrid still looking to wrap up the signing of David de Gea, United are hot on the heels of a replacement with reports claiming that Louis…

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Report: Manchester United plot four-man £150m summer overhaul

Manchester United bos Louis van Gaal has been armed with a substantial transfer kitty again this summer, and has a number of big names in his sights to help bolster the squad ahead of a renewed challenge for the Premier League title, as well as a return to the Champions League. READ MORE: Manchester United Transfer News Manchester United hopeful of landing Bayern Munich star Ex-Manchester United striker tells club to get Real Madrid man Going right through the squad, from goalkeeper to attack, the Dutchman knows that he needs…

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